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  1. B1G country producing fewer top NFL picks

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten endured arguably the worst NFL draft in its history last month, and its struggles to produce high first-round talent are well documented. The league hasn't had a top-10 pick since Michigan's Jake Long and Ohio State's Vernon Gholston w...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  2. Will Iowa's 'Moneyball' recruiting pay off?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone who follows Iowa football, even casually, knows the Hawkeyes are a developmental program -- and damn proud of it. They've repeatedly taken the overlooked and underappreciated and made them into excellent college players, and NFL draft picks. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. Could B1G's draft drought end in 2015?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game. So yes, it's all my/our fault. Here's the ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Breaking down the B1G's draft performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    The biggest non-game on the American sporting calendar is all done, as the 2014 NFL draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon in New York. After arguably its worst draft in the modern era in 2013, the Big Ten performed better this year with 30 picks. Still...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. Poll: B1G team with the most draft picks?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ready or not -- and seriously, you should be ready by now -- the 2014 NFL draft is almost here. The Big Ten is poised to have a much stronger overall draft showing than it did a year ago. But which Big Ten team will produce the most picks during t...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. Big Ten's worst NFL draft? It's possible

    Adam Rittenberg

    The gap between the Big Ten and the SEC not only is widening on the field, but on the NFL draft boards. While the SEC produced a record 63 picks in the 2013 NFL draft -- eight more than any conference in any draft in the modern era and 32 more tha...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  7. Huskers' Pelini has Alfonzo Dennard's back

    Adam Rittenberg

    Of the 253 players selected in last month's NFL draft, none has more incentive to stay out of trouble than Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard. Once projected as a first-round pick, Dennard, the Big Ten's defensive back of the year in 2011, tumble...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  8. Will B1G's top-10 draft drought end in 2013?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hasn't produced a top-10 pick in the NFL draft since Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long and Ohio State defensive lineman Vernon Gholston went at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, in 2008 (sorry, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh doesn't count, playe...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  9. Big Ten NFL draft roundup

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a historically slow start to the 2012 NFL draft, the Big Ten ended up having 41 players selected during the three-day event. It's a strong overall total, one behind the SEC, the league with the most picks (42). Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsi...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  10. Alfonzo Dennard arrested days before draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been a rough week for some of the Big Ten's top NFL draft prospects. It was revealed Ohio State tackle Mike Adams, a potential first-round pick, tested positive for marijuana use at the NFL combine. Some more bad news early Saturday as Nebr...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  11. McShay's mock: Still, Worthy move up

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the NFL combine kicks off today in Indianapolis, colleague Todd McShay has issued his latest mock draft . The mock is heavy on defensive linemen, featuring 11 prospects in the first 32 picks, including two from the Big Ten. Here's the Big Ten c...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  12. Heart of the City: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    We continue our look at FBS programs located in major cities alongside NFL franchises with the University of Minnesota. School: Minnesota Location: Minneapolis Enrollment: 51,721 Bowl appearances: 14 NFL first-round picks: 4 Losing seasons: 3...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  13. More on the Big Ten's first-round draftees

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten failed to produce a top-10 NFL draft pick for the third consecutive year, but the league still had a sizable presence in the first round of the draft. Emphasis on size. Six Big Ten players heard their names called Thursday night at Rad...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  14. Big Ten poised for big first round

    Adam Rittenberg

    As annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow detailed earlier this week, the Big Ten has struggled to produce top-10 NFL draft picks during the past decade. The league has gone without a top-10 pick in each of the past two drafts, and the trend could continue toni...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  15. B1G lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's draft night! Should be a big one for the Big Ten. Urban Meyer says the Big Ten and SEC aren't too far part, Sam McKewon writes in the Omaha World-Herald. The Big Ten might be lacking in top 10 draft picks, but NFL teams still look to the lea...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  16. Big Ten defensive ends will dominate draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten might not produce a top 10 pick in April's NFL draft. The league likely won't fill up the boards with elite skill players. But when it comes to the defensive end position, no other league stacks up to what the Big Ten offers this year....

    Blog | January 13, 2011